Middletown residents have called on their local U-Haul store at 381 Route 211 for truck and trailer rentals and moving supplies for 30 years.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Silver Lake has been a staple of the community since 1986. Until recently it lacked self storage options to offer customers. Thanks to the recent acquisition of a 1.93-acre abutting property along Neely Street, U-Haul is now making 329 new self storage units available for rent at this location.
"For years, we had no way to offer storage solutions in this area," U-Haul Company of Lower Hudson Valley president Patrick Keefe said. "Now the community can take advantage of our clean, dry and secure storage products right in their own neighborhood. This truly means added convenience for everyone."
With the expansion, customers enjoy access to equipment rentals, moving supplies, boxes, self storage, professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self storage containers and much more. The renovated three-story, climate-controlled indoor storage and U-Box building is ready to meet customer demand during the busy summer moving season.
"The abutting property had become overgrown and unappealing after sitting vacant for so many years," Keefe said. "The site was being used for illegal dumping. So when residents saw U-Haul acquire it and clean it up, they were very pleased with the development.
"Reusing a piece of property that was once in disarray while being able to expand our product and service line is very exciting. The entire process has brought me closer to the residents of Middletown and we've had such a great response from the community. We plan to serve this area for many years to come."
The Middletown expansion was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.